Always for Pleasure & Dry Wood

To celebrate the beginning of the 2014 Carnival season, Black Cinema House presents two films by Les Blank (1935-2013), a renowned independent filmmaker whose poetic work offers intimate, idiosyncratic glimpses into the lives, culture, and music of passionate people at the periphery of American society. Topics have included Cajun, Mexican, Polish, Hawaiian, and Serbian-American music… Learn More

Uptight

UptightJules Dassin, 1968, 94 min. Uptight is an updated remake of John Ford’s 1935 film, The Informer. Dublin becomes the Cleveland ghetto and the Irish Republicans are replaced by black revolutionary fighters. Days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Tank Williams (Julian Mayfield) is an unemployed and itinerant steelworker who turns over his militant… Learn More